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Victims of Duterte’s war on drugs

By Al Jazeera
04 January 2017   |   11:00 am
Since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in six months ago, more than 6,000 people have been killed in his war on drugs. Most of the victims come from impoverished communities.

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